Ashlie and Cologne stitch up each other's wounds after taking that beating. Cologne is particularly miffed since she helped Kate repeatedly and got stabbed in the back. Elsewhere, Kate cries on Megan's shoulder, claiming that she should have been acknowledged even if she didn't voice her opinions well. Crafty Megan interviews that she spoke up for Kate solely to send Ashlie home. I knew it! What a hag. Poor, dumb Kate desperately clings to any friend she can get -- even someone who has been actively nasty to her since day one -- and promises never to say anything bad about Megan again. That's okay, Kate, I'll take your share.
In deliberations, Joe Zee praises Team 1's selection and trendiness, praising William in particular for putting together an entire outfit. They still question the grey pieces, but Joe Zee compliments Danielle's accessories. Anne notes Danielle's love of color and says it fits right in at ELLE. Joe Zee repeats her mustard and ketchup joke with an ass-kissing grin on his face.
As for Team 2, all Anne can say is, "Whoa!" She says the only items she liked were Kate's picks and criticizes the layout. Joe Zee adds that the expensive dresses look cheap. Anne is still confused about the circumstances of Kathleengate. Joe Zee discredits Cologne for giving up on what she wanted. Well, in the first place, it was what Kate wanted, and in the second place, if you think Kate is editor potential, then you asshats can have her. Cynthia mentions that Kate was totally useless at expressing herself. Joe Zee agrees it's her downfall.
Plain and simple, all of them love Team 3's page, minus the glaring error of the leaving out the shopping credits.
Brett emerges and congratulates Team 1. The other two teams enter Anne's office. Anne calls Team 2's page "a disaster." She forbids pushing old trends. As for Team 3, she loved-loved-loved the page but hated that they forgot vital information. Regardless, she grants them a reprieve. As for the damned on Team 2, Anne tells Ashlie and Cologne they must listen to all team members, even whiny little pipsqueaks who, occasional stumble upon a good idea. (I may be editorializing a bit.) She cites Ashlie's strong showing in previous performances and lets her go, leaving Kate and my dear Eternity. On the bright side, Megan's malicious scheming is foiled yet again. Score one point for Good!